i have a new blog,
it's me and my desktop
'twittering' bits of screen
i'm not quite sure what will become of it,
i invite you to see / subscribe to it http://dsktp.tumblr.com/

for ash, re: eyelids.tv

“(Steve) Beck applied ‘pulsed stimulation signals’ directly to the eyelid in 1968 to ‘get away from the screen and the image completely’ as he says, ‘and affect images directly from the body itself, much like phosphenes and other eidetic images.’ “

from this book art cinema
it's a good one, 20 bucks on amazon, covers a lot of great stuff, smells and feels good too.

The Sentient and the Bag of Meat by Elliott Earls

"The Bag of Meat, dead from the neck up leads Thoreau's "life of quiet desperation" and is the embodiment of consumerist attitudes towards learning."

Check out this article by Elliott Earls.




FINISTERRAE - Stage | Fishing from Sónar on Vimeo.





Making a Time Machine


Annie Oldrobes, you've got company.

"Boundaries" by Jorge Luis Borges

There is a line by Verlaine that I will not remember again.
There is a street nearby that is off limits to my feet.
There is a mirror that has seen me for the last time.
There is a door I have closed until the end of the world.
Among the books in my library (I'm looking at them now)
are some I will never open.
This summer I will be fifty years old.
Death is using me up, relentlessly.




Peat Wollaeger -- Painting a mural with stencils

EYE HEART STL!!! from Peat Wollaeger on Vimeo.


Basketball is a Game of GIANTS...

If your short and small then you can't play ball with...

Gilad Shalit Cartoon (english)

Hamas produced this animation. Another example of art and the internet being used for political purposes (in ways never seen before).


Marina Abramovic, Hyena of the High Plains

Marina Abramovic... a response to "for seth"
[link to original "marina abramovic" post]

The information in the "for seth" post actually fits perfectly with the comment I was going to make earlier. It's not that I've "got it out for her [Abramovic]." It's that I think she's a phony. She's a wanna be guru/spiritual-leader/head-master/dominatrix perpetrating as an artist. And the info you posted backs up that idea. It's classic. She set that up, inviting people to act violently toward her, and then when she gets what she wants, she uses it as justification to totally control people. I think the video you posted of her b.s. reality-show-spiritual-retreat is a perfect example of her true aspirations. Every piece of "art" she sets up is an opportunity to extend her black-clawed hand and take more "power" for herself. She's feeding her vacuous soul on the lives of others. She's a kind of Voldemort of the art world. Or a hyena of the high plains. She identified a savannah with easy prey, and she set out to stalking and eating the flesh of the feeble minded.


I just found this on wikipedia.org:

In an interview published in 1998, she [Abramovic] described how her "mother took complete military-style control of me and my brother. I was not allowed to leave the house after 10 o'clock at night till I was 29 years old. ... [A]ll the performances in Yugoslavia I did before 10 o'clock in the evening because I had to be home then. It's completely insane, but all of my cutting myself, whipping myself, burning myself, almost losing my life in the firestar, everything was done before 10 in the evening."

Her work is all about control.  She's picking up where her mother left off. 

Major Tom (Coming Home) –– Peter Schilling

Reading a good history book is one of the only palliatives I have against the pain that comes when I consider what it will be like to live beyond the passing of my parents.


for seth

just to argue that Marina Abramović's art isn't about controlling others. certainly it plays a role, because i think all art tries to control the audience in some way in order to be 'properly viewed.' like you can't touch sculptures or talk in a movie theater. Obviously her art brings these rules into question by making herself the object and inviting the audience to play a direct role. But i think the importance of having constrictions is to get rid of distractions from what the piece is about. sort of editing the situation.

from wikipedia:

Rhythm 0, 1974
To test the limits of the relationship between performer and audience, Abramović developed one of her most challenging (and best-known) performances. She assigned a passive role to herself, with the public being the force which would act on her.
Abramović had placed upon a table 72 objects that people were allowed to use (a sign informed them) in any way that they chose. Some of these were objects that could give pleasure, while others could be wielded to inflict pain, or to harm her. Among them were scissors, a knife, a whip, and, most notoriously, a gun and a single bullet. For six hours the artist allowed the audience members to manipulate her body and actions.
Initially, members of the audience reacted with caution and modesty, but as time passed (and the artist remained impassive) several people began to act quite aggressively. As Abramović described it later:
“The experience I learned was that…if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed.” ... “I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.”[11]

USA draped coffin ring...

This is what Stephen Baldwin is saving up his money for!



If y'all haven't seen this yet, you should check it out.

the photographer is also present



Future Lacking

I've started a solo blog:


It's called Future Lacking: Dedicated to the Future

Of course I'll continue as a regular and joyous contributor to http://www.a-n-t-e-n-n-a-s.com/

Future Lacking will be a place to collect things more political in nature, yet it will not necessarily be overtly political.  Energy, Art, Design, Food, etc. –– these are some of the things you'll find there. I want to keep it visually interesting so you'll find pics for the sake of pics as well.

Check it out.  Let me know what you think.  "Follow" the blog by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking the "follow" button.

Hope to see you all there... in the Future Lacking...


Piktor Turic Oolong

Restore Stephen Baldwin

Music and Life ––– Alan Watts



Ouroboros: The History of the Universe from SWEATSHOPPE on Vimeo.





Gerrymandering (Jeff Reichert) ***updated***


This documentary is listed as one of the Fifteen Films to See at the Tribeca Film Festival.


The trailer is very strange.  Not only is it a jumbled mess of incoherency, but throughout the trailer it uses images and video with the "Getty Image" water-mark front and center.   A little strange.  Is this a documentary on gerrymandering or on appropriation?  You decide. 


As clarified by Reichert himself in the comments here, "That's actually an ages old temp trailer that NY Mag accidentally linked to."

So here's a link directly to the teaser trailer:


and here is the web address:


Thanks to Reichert for the clarification!

I think this is going to be worth seeing. 


Marina Abramovic

NEW YORK -- Some visitors to a new exhibit at New York City's Museum of Modern Art are being asked to leave because they are touching nude performers.

The performers featured in Marina Abramovic's new exhibition have complained of being pushed, prodded and poked by some patrons.

The museum acknowledges that it has had problems with some visitors touching the live art. It is declining to talk about specific cases, but says visitors caught doing it are escorted out.

The exhibition opened March 14 and presents a view of Abramovic's career over four decades.

It includes nude performers standing in a narrow doorway that visitors can pass through. Elsewhere, a naked woman reclines with a fake skeleton on top of her. Other live performers are clothed.

article link

I personally think this is ridiculous.  Shouldn't it work both ways.  The point of Abramovic's piece is to make people have to brush up against nude people, essentially to make them uncomfortable.  Why can't it go both ways.  If Abramovic had any balls she'd stand up for the rights of the MoMa patrons to poke and prod as they please.  Or is it, "I want to challenge you and make you uncomfortable but you have to be passive.  You can't play back."

I don't think I like Abramovic.



People In Order: 1. Age from James Price on Vimeo.

Delorean- Stay Close Via: Weird Days

Beej Its your Boy...


REMAINDER 06 from Kari Altmann on Vimeo.

John Cleese on PR

Fight for Net Neutrality (comment period deadline extension)

The FCC has extended the net neutrality comment period deadline to April 26,so can you spread the word to friends and family so they can sign, too?
A recent court decision — that a Bush-era deregulation of broadband providers keeps Obama's FCC from imposing regulations like net neutrality in the manner it originally tried — makes our cause more important. All that's needed for the FCC to take action on net neutrality is a simple reclassification of broadband providers — but the FCC won't revisit the Bush-era decision unless it gets strong support from the public for doing so. Already, key Senate Democrats have urged the FCC to do so during congressional hearings. Now the FCC needs to hear from thousands of members of the public.
Thanks for fighting for a free and open Internet.

all tomorrows parties

All Tomorrow's Parties (Opening 10 Minutes) from All Tomorrow's Parties on Vimeo.


If you guys haven't heard about this yet. you should



John Stezaker


Green Glacier. Stomp.

We were on top of a glacier, for Christ’s sake.


simon gush


participatory net art for clean energy policy?

interesting… this is the second time i've seen something like this.  the first time, lou dobbs quit his job as a result.  i think it might work. 


Helping Johnny Remember from ashleigh nankivell on Vimeo.

Ash, A Few Years From Now


Feelin' Groovy

From The Video Library of The Cereal Project

See also...

the not-so-feel-good slogan: "Life is a Compromise"


HEALTH "We are Water" Directed by Eric Wareheim




man this is so nostalgic...

found the hole brantley!


The Cat With Hands from Nindozzmo on Vimeo.

The Internet’s Last Hope | Mother Jones

Fri Apr. 9, 2010 3:00 AM PDT
This week, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals dealt what looked like a deathblow to "net neutrality," the principle that Internet providers shouldn't get to pick and choose which information moves quickest over the web. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has one last chance to prevent these companies from fundamentally changing how the Internet works—and not for the better. But will the commissioners take on the telecoms?



Left out from Ben Aqua on Vimeo.

health reform

check this video.  good to see they're trying to explain things in an clear and artful way.


SAVE THE INTERNET ... for real y'all ...

***What If AT&T Prevented You from Reading This Article? | Take Action

Comcast, AT&T and Verizon are making a play to control the Internet. Our communities rely on the Internet to speak without a corporate filter, and to be able to organize and hold public officials and corporations accountable. But if these companies succeed, a few major ...

***Net Neutrality -- The Fight Ahead | Save the Internet

There's a way out of this legal mess. The easiest route to restore an open Internet is for the FCC to simply vote to reclassify broadband under Title 2 of the Communications Act. This move would return to the agency the powers to protect consumers that it had before Bush-er...

***US broadband plan in flux after net neutrality ruling

Large parts of a US plan to give its citizens high speed net access are threatened by a court ruling involving net neutrality, regulators have warned. The FCC has admitted that the "decision may affect a significant number of important plan recommendations". In a ...


Uploaded by onemoreprod. - Watch original web videos.


Kenneth Anger's Lucifer Rising

Kenneth Anger's Lucifer Rising 

someone please buy that jacket or shirt and wear it every day!



SAVE THE INTERNET ... F.C.C. Rules for Broadband Fairness Set Aside by Court

"A ruling would allow Internet providers to slow down access to certain kinds of content, such as video, and favor their own services over those of competitors."


This is important. Follow this link and sign the petition and spread the word!



AUX4 -––– aux festival –––– april 10

¡¡¡check the site for the lineup!!!

poster design by: joshua ray stephens

Video Shows 2007 Air Attack In Baghdad That Killed Photographer



The Web site WikiLeaks.org released a graphic video on Monday showing an American helicopter shooting and killing a Reuters photographer and driver in a July 2007 attack in Baghdad.

"classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad"


The Andy Rooney Game (Edit Together His First and Final Sentences)



¡¡¡ H4pp¥ ∑4∫†∑® !!!


this too shall pass

just in case i'm not the only one who hadn't yet seen this. these guys seem to have a good feel for music video making...

i don't listen to their music. do they always sound like The Kinks?



In the Labyrinth!!!


anyone making art with this?

Bill Haley - Rock Around The Clock (1956)


don't even try to understand this guy's thinking...




there is no art



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